The agendas being pursued by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration are in line with the expectations of the United States Government.
Nathan Holt, the deputy director, office of West African affairs, bureau of African affairs at the US department of state, made the remarks on Tuesday, May 9 from Washington DC via a teleconference on ‘Nigeria, a critical U.S. partner’.
According to him, “In 2015, Nigeria had a very important election. It elected Muhammadu Buhari as president.
“This represented the first time in Nigerian history that there was a peaceful, democratic transfer of power from one party to an opposition party.
“It was a milestone not only for Nigeria, but really for Africa as a whole.
“President Buhari’s electoral platform was that he wanted to fight insecurity, particularly the depredations of Boko Haram and other forces in the northeast.
“He wanted to grow the Nigerian economy, create jobs for its growing population, and he wanted to fight corruption. Well, the nice thing about that agenda is that it meshes very well with our own.